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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can Prilosec dosage be reduced to half?

i am currently taking prolosec over the counter and have for years. i would like to attempt a smaller dose, but it doesn t come any smaller. i m not sure every other day would work as i get a strong burn in the evening without it. what happens if you cut it in half? as i lose weight i will be able to reduce my necessity for it as that happened before when i lost a good bit of weight. a small amount daily i think would work. don t have health insurance right now to get a prescription, if a smaller dose is even available.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Prilosec is the brand name of anti-acidity drug Omeprazole.
If you don’t have symptoms, you can stop the drug.
You can take half the dose, no issues .

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